IPC Race Kicks Off

Hundreds of Athletes Invade Cable

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After much anticipation the International Paralympic Skiing World Championship kicked off in Cable, Wisconsin.

Fourteen different teams from all over the world will compete in eight different races while sitting, standing or racing visually impaired.

The athletes went head to head in the biathlon races where the U.S. men’s sit ski team picked up a silver medal.

We caught up with some of the athletes during practice and they tell FOX 21 so far they’re impressed with the course at Telemark lodge.

“I think the course is beautifully done, it’s beautifully groomed,” said Tatyana McFadden with Team U.S.A. “It’s going to be challenging. There’s lots of climbs, lots of really good downhills and also really good straightaways.”

The cross country skiing races will kick off Sunday at 10 a.m.

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